Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Ready-to-Wear
"Expressing a woman's strength and her individuality" comments Donatella Versace as we are shown powerful tailoring and oversize coats which are the backbone of a woman's urban wardrobe, especially with ergonomic panels and functional zips. Long sleeve compact knit dresses have zips to reveal or conceal the skin beneath. Zip-up rib knits are the perfect base layer. Shirts are the new essential, in a vibrant clash of fabrics - cotton shirting, printed silk, rib knit - just like the mix in the city street. Sleek pants are fitted before flaring to a cropped ankle. The return of the Versace baroque, revolutionized in graphic black all-over prints against ice shades. Glacier shards cut through dresses, or create embroidered jagged edges that join panels on sweaters and coats.
Outwear is a focus, like the ice pink embossed biker and raw-edge duffels with leather-lined hoods. Exceptional intarsia furs create a mirage of ice colours, while black sheepskin coats are treated to be both matte and patent. Oversized sequins created jagged patterns on shimmer dresses, while sequins spill down black knit sweaters, the new choice for night. The dynamic new Ryder bag has a soft envelope structure and metallic fastening that's both elegant and totally functional for urban living. The power of the Palazzo Empire bag, in fresh new colorways and accessorized with special charms and fox tails. Metallic heels are like dramatic shards, the soles in memory foam with insteps lined in titanium, while kitten heels get a new attitude with ankle straps.